Friday, February 24, 2017

February Smalls SAL


Happy Late Valentine's Day and early St. Patrick's Day.    This time of year is always tough as you never know what to expect from the weather.  Tuesday in Denver we had 70 degree temperatures and then Thursday and today it's in the 30's and snowing.  Go figure.

Time for our SAL check in sponsored by Heather at Stitching Lotus.  This month has been a fun stitching month for me as I finally started the birthstone patterns from Shannon Christine Designs.  I purchased several of the patterns last year and never got around to stitching them.

Below are some finishes from this series

I finished this one in January and it's the February Amethyst birthstone. The original pattern called for purple and gold and I changed it to silver.

The rest of these are February finishes, with some yet to be made into cards.  

March Aquamarine, stitched as the pattern called for except I substituted DMC 783 for the Kreinik metallic.
April Diamond, substituted silver for gold
 This is actually the May Emerald, except the intended recipient does not like green. I substituted pink and purple as they are her favorite colors.
 And another May Emerald adaptation.  This time orange and gold for the recipients favorite colors
 This beauty is the June Pearl pattern, in turquoise and purple.
And August Peridot stitched as designed with the exception of the DMC substitution for the metallic.

Shannon's patterns are quick and fun to stitch and I love playing with the different colors.  Expect to see a few more of these next month.

Other finishes for the month include two pieces for World of Charity Stitching

A few Mill Hill kits



Two "thank you's" requested by my youngest son for teachers that wrote him letters of recommendations. He's a senior in high school and busy applying for scholarships.


And a last piece for WOCS.

That's it so far.  However, it's only the 24th and who knows what I might stitch this weeekend!

Happy Stitching,


  1. The birthstone prices are beautiful! Will December be making an appearance?

    You were certainly busy stitching in February.

    1. Yes, December is one of the months I have yet to do.

  2. Wow! You have been super busy. Your birthstone finishes are so beautiful and I love your color choices.

  3. Wow! Beautiful work! Love the birthstone designs.

  4. WOW. I love all the different color choices you made, it is amazing how the color change can make a completely different project. You always have so many great finishes

  5. Your needle must be smoking! Beautiful finishes,and so many of them!

  6. Wow! You got a lot accomplished this month. They are all really great finishes.